Hold on My Heart

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"Hold on My Heart"
Hold on my heart.jpg
Single by Genesis
from the album We Can't Dance
B-side "Way of the World"
Released 6 April 1992
Format CD maxi, 7" single, 12" maxi
Recorded The Farm, Surrey
Genre Rock
Length 4:38
Label Atlantic, Virgin
Songwriter(s) Tony Banks, Phil Collins,
Mike Rutherford
Producer(s) Genesis, Nick Davis,
Robert Colby
Genesis singles chronology
"I Can't Dance"
"Hold on My Heart"
"Jesus He Knows Me"
"I Can't Dance"
"'Hold on My Heart'"
"Jesus He Knows Me"
We Can't Dance track listing
"Living Forever"
"Hold on My Heart"
"Way of the World"

"Hold on My Heart" is a 1992 single by rock band Genesis. It was released as the third single from their fourteenth studio album We Can't Dance (1991). The song was successful in the UK and U.S., reaching No. 1 on the U.S. Adult contemporary and Canadian singles charts, and No. 12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It also peaked at No. 16 on the official UK singles chart.

It was the last Top 20 single for Genesis on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The music video shows the band playing at an empty night club, similar to Collins' 1985 video for "One More Night". To create the visual effect seen in the music video, the music on the recording of the video was played fast and the "singing" was mimed fast. When the music was slowed down to normal speed, the members of the band appear to be moving in slow motion, similar to the video for "Wrapped Around Your Finger" by The Police.

Live performances[edit]

The song was played live during The Way We Walk,[1] Calling All Stations (with Ray Wilson on vocals,[2] though rarely played in a low key to accommodate Wilson's voice), and Turn It On Again: The Tour[3] tours.

A live version appears on their albums The Way We Walk, Volume One: The Shorts, and Live over Europe 2007, as well as on their DVDs The Way We Walk — Live in Concert and When in Rome 2007.

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi
  1. "Hold on My Heart"
  2. "Way of the World"
  3. "Home by the Sea" (live)
  4. "Your Own Special Way" (live)
7" single
  1. "Hold on My Heart" – 4:38
  2. "Way of the World – 5:38


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[4] 63
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders)[5] 16
Canadian Singles Chart[5] 1
Dutch Singles Chart[5] 13
French SNEP Singles Chart[5] 19
German Singles Chart[6] 45
Irish Singles Chart[7] 20
UK Singles Chart[8] 16
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 12
US Billboard Radio Songs[10] 9
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[11] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 62


  1. ^ The Way We Walk Tour Songs & Dates
  2. ^ Calling All Stations Tour Songs & Dates
  3. ^ Turn it on again Tour Songs & Dates
  4. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart — Week Ending 13 Sep 1992". ARIA. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Hold on My Heart", French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved 10 April 2008)
  6. ^ German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de Archived 8 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 10 April 2008)
  7. ^ Irish Singles Chart Irishcharts.ie Archived 3 June 2009 at WebCite (Retrieved 10 April 2008)
  8. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 10 April 2008)
  9. ^ "Music: Top 100 Songs - Billboard Hot 100 Chart". Billboard. 
  10. ^ "Radio Songs Chart - Billboard". Billboard. 
  11. ^ "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - Billboard". Billboard. 
  12. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1992". Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Hazard" by Richard Marx
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single
16 May – 13 June 1992
Succeeded by
"If You Asked Me To" by Celine Dion